2013 (Sophomore): Redshirted the season after shoulder surgery ... Academic All-Big Ten and an OSU Scholar-Athlete.
2012 (Freshman): Made six appearances, all in relief ... allowed four earned runs over 5.1 innings pitched ... did not allow a run over his first four appearances ... tossed a scoreless inning against Marist (3/9) ... struck out a batter over a scoreless inning at Louisville (3/20) ... tossed a scoreless inning against Eastern Michigan (3/27) ... an OSU Scholar-Athlete.
Cary-Grove H.S.: Named first team All-Fox Valley Conference as a junior and also received all-area accolades ... Rawlings Central Region honorable mention ... went 8-0 with a 2.50 ERA and 57 strikeouts in 51.0 inning pitched in 2011 ... posted a 6-2 record on the mound in 2010 with a 3.50 ERA and 41 strikeouts in 54.0 innings pitched ... helped Cary-Grove reach its first Illinois state championship in 2009 and regional championships in 2010 and 2011.
Personal: Matt is the son of Jeff and Karen Panek.